THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF SEED HOUSE PROJECT IS TO ENABLE OUR CLIENTS TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN PERMANENT HOUSING, AND TO BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT.
We participate in 24 hour case management services, which includes determination and documentation of homelessness and entry point assessment. A comprehensive assessment is later provided to determine the client’s medical, mental, psychosocial, and emotional health; substance abuse, domestic violence, education, and employment history; housing readiness; and legal and financial strengths and needs.
We provide bus tokens at no cost to residents for case management, job search/related, and medical/non-medical emergency referrals. We work with our community partners to facilitate transformation, and to ensure a continuum of care that set our clients up for success with access to all the supportive services they might require.
Our approach expands opportunities for residents. Finding affordable, safe, and stable housing is critical for these youth as they transition out of homelessness and we fill the housing gap for these young adults.
We provide our residents with a drug and alcohol free environment that encourages continuing education, self-esteem, and spiritual growth.
Personal & Professional Development
SEED HOUSE PROJECT IS COMMITTED TO THE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF EACH INDIVIDUAL WE SERVE.
Seed House Project partners with employers and employment agencies in and around the greater Los Angeles area to support our youth in obtaining gainful, sustainable employment. Our goal is to foster 100% job retention rates among our youth while encouraging simultaneous personal, professional, and spiritual growth. With guidance from our staff and our one-on-one mentorships, we give our youth all of the tools, access, and information they need to meet the goals they set for themselves as they grow and mature into adulthood.
The difference in Seed House Project’s employment programs lies in our commitment to guiding each of our youth to pursue their individualized career goals and fields of interest. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach that places an individual into a job environment with less personalization, our goal is to place our youth into careers in which they are able to pursue their dreams and aspirations. Our staff and mentors work with youth to create high but attainable incremental goals to create a culture of success in each of their lives.
Seed House Project offers two unique programs to support the personal and professional growth of our youth: our IMAGINE! Workshop Series and the Save A Penny Employment Program.
SAVE A PENNY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
Seed House Project operates a sister organization, the Save A Penny Employment Program, which provides a distinctive opportunity for youth affiliated with us to uniquely tell their stories while participating in our in-house employment program.
The idea behind this social enterprise is to employ each youth for a work day; a day in which each youth crafts an original piece of jewelry that consists of a penny associated with their personal story. Each penny uniquely represents each individual, and though it may be hard to make big impacts with a single penny, millions of pennies can move mountains. With every purchase, our supporters create opportunity and purpose for these young adults to make their own lasting impacts.
One On One MENTORSHIP
“A MENTOR IS SOMEONE WHO ALLOWS YOU TO SEE THE HOPE INSIDE YOURSELF.” — OPRAH WINFREY
Seed House Project believes that our youth thrive best with, in addition to transitional housing and job placement, mentorship from a qualified individual with particular expertise in the youth’s area of interest. The lasting bond that results is designed in hopes of changing the lives of both mentor and mentee.
Our mentors are successful, visionary leaders within their given industry. They are individually selected and paired with mentees for whom their professional and personal lifestyles align; a mentee with whom they can form lifelong bonds rooted in positive support and creative development. Each mentor undergoes orientation and training to learn to provide successful mentorship to our youth and employs a variety of techniques for guiding them toward personal, professional, and spiritual growth.
Mentors guide our youth through our “12 Step Plan to Realizing Your Vision,” facilitate the establishment of a dream journal, have weekly meetings with each youth to provide support, and provide goal-oriented leadership to aid the successful transition into adulthood. Our mentors work to equip each youth with the tools they need to succeed while providing inspired, consistent advocacy.
LIFE SKILL COACH
LIFE SKILLS CASE MANAGEMENT
Seed House Project created a powerful internship with MSW ( Masters in Social Work) majors all around California. We train students the power of being a Coach within the case managing our clients. Our case management involves budgeting, job training, time management, as well as creating their housing stability plan.